ACTNews, JAKARTA – Humanitarian action must not stop. As a humanitarian institution, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) continues to do and spread kindness to various lines of life and places, both national and global.
Last week, from May 29 to June 4, 2021, ACT continued to take humanitarian actions. On Thursday (6/3/2021), Aksi Cepat Tanggap continued to assist the families of the victims of the KRI Nanggala-402. This time, a scholarship was given to the children of the fallen sailors in Surabaya.
The handover of scholarship is a part of the Indonesian Education Cost (BPI) program initiated by ACT for the education sector. This assistance was delivered not only for the orphans of the Nanggala-402 fallen sailors but also for underprivileged teachers and students throughout Indonesia. In his speech, the President of ACT Ibnu Khajar said we must solve the education problem in Indonesia together. BPI is a concrete solution to resolve these problems.
“We want teachers to increase their teaching capacity and quality because they are entrusted to the nation's children. The nation's children and the orphans of KRI Nanggala-402 fallen sailors must keep the spirit and study hard. In the future, this nation will have soldiers and future leaders who are tough, intelligent, have good morals, and righteous," said Ibnu when giving a speech at the handover of aid for orphans of Nanggala-402 fallen sailors in Surabaya.
On the same occasion as the handover of Nanggala-402 aid, Global Wakaf-ACT assisted MSME owners in East Java. Through the Uplifting Indonesia Together (BAI) movement, ACT handed over the capital and waqf cart assistance for small and micro business owners.
Global Wakaf-ACT also noted that from 2015 to June 4, 2021, it had delivered more than 5.5 billion liters of water from 802 Consumptive Waqf Wells and 20 Productive Waqf Wells in 488 villages in 28 provinces throughout Indonesia.
The efforts to fulfill the community's water needs are also accompanied by expanding the distribution of other food packages. In the last week alone, through Global Zakat-ACT, food packages have been distributed to more than 2,000 people in the form of staple food and ready-to-eat meals.
"Global Zakat-ACT also makes efforts to assist not only the poor in general but also from Muslim preachers through the Friend of Indonesian Muslim Preacher program," explained Deagita Randa Putra, Coordinator of Friend of Indonesian Muslim Preacher, Saturday (6/5/ 2021).
In the first week of June, ACT also held the Indonesian Child Nutrition Operation (OGAI) program in North Jakarta, which is prone to malnutrition. The action is part of ACT's efforts in the health sector.